Book Review: Lost Breweries of Toronto


I count at least six breweries in Toronto that are either newly open, in some stage of construction, or waiting on one of the many government licensing steps. In such an age, it’s easy to forget that breweries also sometimes close – it’s not always sunshine and lollipops for those who raise enough capital to… 

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Buyer’s Guide to ‘Straight’ American Whisky

American whisky

Last week I was at an event hosted by Jim Beam’s Canadian Brand Ambassador, Matt Jones. Matt is a big bourbon fan. As part of the tasting he mentioned that American straight bourbon is the only whisky in the world that guarantees there’s no additives (beyond water) added to the final product. This had me… 

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Maison Le Grand Sauces and Soups


If you’ve been on Twitter for a while and follow at least a couple food writers, you’ve probably read your fair share of complaints about PR pitches. An unrelenting legion of them march on our inboxes every day, many feature hyperbole that would be ridiculous in any other context, and the senders really are persistent… 

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Notes from the Test Kitchen – I Scream, You Scream, Jeni Makes Us All Scream for Ice Cream!


I can’t tell you when was the last time I bought ice cream from the grocery store because I honestly don’t remember. Ever since I picked up my ice cream machine and a copy of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home two years ago, I haven’t given the ice cream aisle a second glance.